Lead Clinician

  • : Bendigo Health
  • : 22-Nov-2020
  • : Bendigo VIC 3550

Title: Lead Clinician
Department: Kyneton & Maryborough Community Mental Health
Classification: RPN3/ SW2/OT2
Salary: As per relevant EBA
Hours: 64 per fortnight
Status: Fixed term part-time, Permanent part time


About the opportunity

You will:

  • Make a difference to other people’s lives
  • Good opportunity to gain experience in community mental health
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive integrated Community Mental Health Team
  • Be provided with direction by the Manager and team Psychiatrist
  • Treat and support patients by providing psychiatric triage, intake, assessment, treatments and short-term interventions
  • Provide psycho-education and support for patients and their families /carer(s).


For further information on the above position please refer to the position description.


About the Community Mental Health Team

As well as providing a community based adult mental health service in Bendigo, psychiatric services also has community based teams located in 5 rural areas throughout the region - Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maryborough in the South and Echuca and Swan Hill in the North. These multidisciplinary teams provide care to persons living in their communities experiencing mental illness 16 - 64 years.


About Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. With more than 4000 staff we provide health care services to a population of over 306,000 people across the Loddon Mallee Region. At Bendigo Health, we pride ourselves on demonstrating the values of our organisation in our everyday work life - Caring, Passionate & Trustworthy. Our teams are friendly, supportive and thrive on ensuring that we deliver Excellent Care to Every Person, Every Time.


Staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free immunisations
  • Smoke free environment


Applications are to be submitted online. If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the on boarding process.


Bendigo Health have multiple positions available across clinical and non-clinical professions, please visit our Careers Page for details. https://www.bendigohealth.org.au/careers/

Selection Criteria:


01.Extensive experience and expertise in community based psychiatric triage, assessment, support and treatment of people with a mental illness and associated complex issues



02.Extensive knowledge and experience working with the Mental Health Act 2014 and knowledge of the relevant state-wide Psychiatric Service Frameworks Procedures and Guidelines and Bendigo Health policy and procedures



03.Extensive experience in, and demonstrated commitment to, an integrated community based treatment model for people with a mental illness and associated complex issues



04.Demonstrated evidence of participation in education and training to other staff, and commitment to ongoing professional development



05.Computer and data entry skills



06.Extensive experience in liaising and consulting with relevant family members, team members, and a broad range of health professionals and community agencies



07.Post graduate qualifications in mental health and/or related field



08.Current registration as Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or; Social Worker – membership, or meets the eligibility requirements for membership, with the Australian Association of Social Work.



09.Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen, or hold a valid visa with permission to work


Job Type
Business Type
Health District / Area Health Service
Job Title
Lead Clinician
Start timeframe
Posted By
Bendigo Health
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Candidate Criteria
Highest Education
Bendigo VIC 3550
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